Anoka County Library is updating the software we use for managing our events and room reservations. These updates will provide a cleaner and more user-friendly interface for accessing our Events Calendar, and will make it even easier to book one of our meeting or conference rooms online. Here are just a few of the improvements you'll notice:
A visual update provides a larger font, greater use of color and icon cues, and presents more event information with fewer clicks.
A new "Subscribe" feature allows you to sign up for notifications by email for upcoming events by Event Type and Location.
When you register for an event, you can now choose how many days before the event you wish to receive a reminder, and you can choose whether you want to receive it by email or text message.
Room availability across multiple locations can now be searched at the same time, and available rooms can be compared side-by-side with one another.
A new account management feature allows you view your reservation history and utilize information from past reservations when submitting new reservations.
You will now be able to filter a room search based on the equipment and features available for use.
These exciting changes are planned for late February/early March. As we transition from one software platform to the other, there might be a little downtime when the event calendar will be unavailable and you won't be able to register for events or submit room requests. We anticipate this downtime to be just a matter of hours though, not a matter of days. And rest assured that your present and future event registrations and room bookings in the old system will migrate to the new one, so you won't have to worry about those being lost in the shuffle.
For more information about this software update, please contact us using the "Ask a Librarian" button above. We're always happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you might have.